Drawing on an ethnographic study of a remote farming community in the Auvergne, Dr Reed-Danahay challenges conventional views about the operation of the French school system. She demonstrates how parents and children subvert and resist the ideological messages of the teachers, and describes the ways in which a sense of local difference is sustained and valued, through a complex interplay of schooling and family life. This book explores the role played by history, identity, and power in local responses to a national institution. A significant contribution to the anthropology of education, this book offers fresh insights into the ways in which French culture is transmitted to the coming generation. Dr Reed-Danahay also provides lucid and critical discussions of sociological theories on education, including those of Bourdieu.
Buy Education and Identity in Rural France book by Deborah Reed-Danahay from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:
Author Biography - Deborah Reed-Danahay
Deborah Reed-Danahay is Professor of Anthropology at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. She is author of Education and Identity in Rural France: The Politics of Schooling (Cambridge University Press, 1996) and Locating Bourdieu (Indiana University Press, 2005), and editor of Auto/Ethnography: Rewriting the Self and the Social (Berg, 1997), and (with C. Brettell) Citizenship, Political Engagement and Belonging: Immigrants in Europe and the United States (Rutgers University Press, 2008).